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Shiloh General Store – Hamptonville NC

On Saturday Mr. D and I took a road trip to Hamptonville North Carolina.  We visited Shiloh General Store and it is an Amish store.  There is a very small settlement of Amish people in the Iredell/Yadkin counties of North Carolina.  We did see an Amish buggy parked in the parking lot and there was an Amish lady shopping in the store with her two sons.  The store specializes in Troyer Deli Meats and Cheeses.  I had a chicken salad sandwich and Mr. D had a pulled pork sandwich. Of course we had dessert.  I chose a piece of chocolate chess pie and Mr. D had a blueberry fried pie. The food was wonderful.


View of Countryside from Shiloh General Store

The store features Troyer deli meats and cheeses.  They had a wonderful variety of Amish Wedding Foods pickles, salsas and chow chows.  They have a bakery and we purchased a loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread, oatmeal bread and fresh cream Amish butter.  We also purchased apple butter, sugar free blackberry jam and the wonderful Amish peanut butter spread.

Horses in a pasture beside the general store

Horses in a pasture beside the general store

This part of  Yadkin county is very sparsely populated and has beautiful rolling farmland.  It was a beautiful Spring day and the temperature was in the 70’s.

I love old country churches and this one was so pretty and all of the windows were made of stained glass.

Shiloh Baptist Church that is near the store.

Shiloh Baptist Church that is near the store.

After leaving the general store, Mr. D found the Slightly Askew store on his GPS and we were curious as to what that could be.  We decided to be adventurous and had no idea where we were going.  We arrived in downtown Elkin, NC and visited the Slightly Askew winery.  It was a neat little place but did not include a vineyard.  I loved, loved, loved their bottle tree!!!!


We realized there was another winery/vineyard that we wanted to visit in Elkin.  We left Slightly Askew and headed for Elkin Creek Vineyard. Here is a picture of the winery.

Elkin Creek Vineyard

Elkin Creek Vineyard

We were super excited to visit this winery as we celebrated one of our wedding anniversaries at this location in the 80’s.  At that time it was called Scheiber’s Jolly Mill Restaurant.  Here is a picture of the mill on the property.  The winery is in a beautiful setting beside a creek.

Old Mill on Elkin Creek Vineyard Property

Old Mill on Elkin Creek Vineyard Property

As we were returning home, I stopped and took a few pictures along the way.  I love to see pastures when the grass is turning green in Springtime.  Mr. D was very patient with me and stopped for me to take a picture of these cows in a pasture.


The picture below was taken at a horse stable near our house.  I love that green grass.


Here is a picture of the riding stable and at one time it was changing ownership and it was sad to see it empty and abandoned.


Here is a picture of bradford pear trees in bloom at a home near Taylorsville, NC



Below is another view of the Bradford Pear trees from the entrance to the home.

IMG_3329We had a wonderful road trip and came home with some wonderful Amish goodies.  It was truly a beautiful Spring day and we enjoyed every minute of it.  I am so glad I can share some of it with you.  Thanks for stopping by.

4 responses »

  1. I love the pear trees. Kelsea and I are in Washington just now, but Oregon was so amazingly green that it will be hard to return to brown with green hints and the threat of snow.

  2. I loved your Saturday adventure and the lovely pictures.


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